The Cucumber Sandwich

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Yesterday I competed in the Martin Millers gin ‘Tastemakers’ competition; it was a really excellent day and the quality of drinks from everyone was unbelievable. Our entry was a ‘Cucumber Sandwich Martini’, and as it’s a bit of a weird one I thought it’d be good to share the recipe.


You’re going to need;

  • A croissant
  • A slice of white bread
  • some vodka
  • 1 cucumber
  • 1 bottle Martin Millers Gin
  • Salt

To start off, you need to make an infusion of ‘bread and butter’ with the croissant, white brad and vodka. Take about 250ml vodka, and put it in a bowl with the bread and croissant. Leave that mix for at least 6 hours, and you’ll see the vodka has a beautiful gold colour. Strain the liquid into a glass, and very gently squeeze the vodka out of the croissant and bread in a sieve. Pop the liquid you’re left with in the fridge overnight and in the morning, pour the clear liquid into a bottle and leave the particles of croissant/bread that have settled in the glass.


Once you’ve got that Bread & Butter tincture, you’re good to go.

  • Muddle 4 slices of cucumber gently in your shaker
  • Add 25ml of the Bread & Butter
  • Add 50ml of Martin Millers gin
  • Add a small pinch of salt
  • Shake that all together vigorously with ice, and strain into a chilled coupe glass.
  • Garnish with slices of cucumber with a few drops of vinegar and fresh pepper